Archive for March, 2020

Fancy some fabulous French beans?

Growing dwarf French beans in a corner of even the most neglected garden requires no knowledge or expertise.   All you need is an area about 90cms by 90cms.  Dwarf French…

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Lovely Lettuce

  Harvest some fresh lettuce leaves from your own garden or container for the first time and you will experience a taste sensation that I believe will make you want…

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All you need is a patch of soil

We can grow delicious vegetables pretty much anywhere and at virtually no cost, I am starting this post on 23rd March to help anyone who has even the roughest patch…

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Sometimes I simply let plants drop their seed where they will and see what happens. This parade of poppies is the result of pure neglect!! They delight every year. How they arrived I know not but I am mighty glad they have made the path around the house home


Saving seed of the leek Autumn Late Giant. It’s a commercial variety and I harvest through to early April. Kept back a dozen plants for seed. Soon the bees will be all over the attractive flowers and I will collect seed in the autumn

I love saving carrot seed. These @HeritageSeedsUK Red Elephant are an ex-commercial Australian variety. Such lovely flowers too


Time to lift my Omani garlic I discovered on the Sayiq plateau in 2010. Pungent, early, great fresh and very happy in Wales😋😋. Will plant for 2023 in October


This is the second of my early dwarf French beans, Blue Jay. A Canadian heirloom widely cultivated it was the result of accidental crossing in 1978 and subsequently shared @SeedsDiversity heavy cropping, scrumptious and compact so great for small spaces

I’m having this little darling for supper tonight. The first of my Syrian cucumbers from seed I brought back from Damascus in 2011. Simply the best. Once tasted no other comes close 😋😋